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Old 08-31-2005, 10:38 AM
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My humble whack at it!

Hello from a newbie,

Just played a little with the picture. Sepia toned the image but kept the color on the bouquet.

Let me know what you think.
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Old 08-31-2005, 10:47 AM
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personally fpellerin, it doesn't grab me, as the first thing I notice is the background is way too busy and takes away from the bride. I personally felt the image with the background blacked was the most appealing, mind you, very nice job of sepia mixed with colour.
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Old 09-02-2005, 09:39 PM
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I thought the picture was real nice, just needed a little snap. All I did was convert to LAB use a little curve in the L channel and raised the b channel slightly in the high 40s (near neuteral). Then I blurrred A and B Channels and sharpened the L channel. Took about a minute. Its not perfect, but I think it has good punch to it.

God Bless,
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Old 09-02-2005, 11:00 PM
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Rodi, I really like the "snap" you added to the picture. I'm learning more and more about changes in LAB and get a kick seeing others working in this space.

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Old 09-03-2005, 12:48 AM
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Different approach
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Old 09-03-2005, 06:18 AM
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LAB is pretty awesome! It has changed the way I work. I have a print backround so I am generally mr CMYK (Plus Spots). I was first introduced to LAB by my little Linotype - Hell scanner software and slowly but surely getting used to LAB. Then I jumped and got a Drum Scanner which doesn't have a LAB option so I scan to RGB the convert to LAB in PSD, (V5 & CS).
I don't like making selections and or masks for the most part because they tend to look artificial and LAB allows for a more graceful type of work.
On my little correction I thought the photo was excellent and lighting a bit dark. I made the unconcious decision to make the bride (not the dress) the center of attention. I don't think trying to kill the backround could work in this photo, so I decided to move a slight blue cast towards yellow, which helped her skintone and keep the slight (very slight) magenta cast, because a slight move 49 to 50 makes the bride go to green, not too becoming. I also figured that the shiny parts of the backround could be sharpened and accentuated and distract the viewers eyes from the carpet and the green banners. The brides smile and flowers were also helped quite a bit in the sharpening of the L channel. All in all I wish I could get photos of this quality at work! Retouching would be mucho easier!

God Bless,
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Old 09-03-2005, 05:44 PM
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my attempt

here is my attempt using photoshop cs

I used levels and also hightlight/shadows adjuster

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